Catalogue of orchestral pieces with harp part?

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    sherry-lenox on #109877

    Is there any such thing? It was a trend when I took my master’s program (not in a music field) for graduate students to do annotated lists of orchestral pieces that included unusual or unexpected instrumentation, such as English Horn or C trumpet.

    I would be very interested in such a list for harp parts if anyone were aware of any. Although I played in a very good college orchestra, it was quite small, and at the time the harp was not available as a college major in my school.

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    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #109878

    ASCAP and BMI used to have printed catalogs that gave instrumentations, and with patience you can read through it and mark all the harp parts there. You might be able to find a catalog somewhere, I got the last one ASCAP had years ago.

    I hadn’t thought of compiling a list from it, it would take quite some time, and only go up to the year 1975 or so, and does not include a lot of public domain music.

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    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #109879

    You can order a catalog of orchestral parts from Luck’s Musical Library, and go through it mark which ones have harp in them.

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    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #109880

    The most complete book is the dave Daniels Book of Orchestration, but it lists all orchestrations, not just the ones with harp.

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    sherry-lenox on #109881

    Thank you Elizabeth. I have sent for a copy of this book, and it looks as though it is exactly what I want.

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    sherry-lenox on #109882

    Received this book yesterday, and it’s just what I was looking for! I bought a used 3rd edition on amazon.com for $15. Great purchase!

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